Originally titled 'Minor Nation' from an idea in Emily Dickenson's poetry.
Frogpond produces several layers of insect-and-frog-like sounds, starting with
one and building to a chorus. In response to a viewer's motion, it becomes
silent and eight indifferently arranged points of yellow light sequence
rapidly under the green glass.
It was midsummer when I was working on the circuitry that produces the sounds,
and outside my window a cricket was singing and providing a model for my
tinkering. I enjoyed the speculation that it was listening.